Monday, October 28, 2013

Clogged Kitchen Drain?! HELP!!

Okay. So the last few nights have been very taxing for me. The kitchen drain clogged! This is the drain which shares the same line with the drain for my washing machine. Everytime I washed the dishes and/or washed the clothes, the water will overflow from the drain (nearest to the washing machine). I have spent money and time to hunt for the best chemical to help resolve the clog.

My colleague highly recommended me "Super Power Clog Remover" (or is it "Superb 9". Priced at $16, he said, but I had little luck to locate it. So I tried with other chemicals (as per one of the photo below), but I had little luck with the choke.

Eventually I got that "Superb 9 Super Power Clog Remover" given by the helpful colleague of mine, but alas, the clog was still not able to resolve.

I admitted defeat & called for a plumber. One Mr. Kenny Pang (90021515)--from "Goodwill Plumbing & Sanitary Enterprise"--answered & sent his team of three plumbers at short notice. They are professional alright, with the right tools & the right approach of their work, that is to say, they traced the line & identified the choke by hammering the line & compared it with the line with has no problem. You can hear the difference indeed.

Also a machine was used to pump out the pressurized water (3.5 bar) right into the line. Thereafter a manual plunger (?) was used to insert into the line & to push clear the choke. It is solved. Well, with the warranty for 2 weeks I do sincerely hope there will be no problem! Especially as the whole thing (work of about 2 hours with the use of 3 plumbers) cost me $330. Heh. Somehow I feel the money serves as a good costly lesson to me: do my own maintenance regularly to avoid this problem to repeat!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Captain America The Winter Soldier trailer UK -- Official Marvel | HD

Captain America The Winter Soldier trailer UK -- Official Marvel | HD. Impressive with 10,490,078 views since uploaded on 24 Oct 2013!! More about the movie here in Wikipedia, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier".

And here are some of the comics' covers on the Winter Soldier:

Monday, October 21, 2013

My attempt at Street Photography

Taken today at Toa Payoh HDB Hub. Heh.

From Wikipedia on Street Photography:
Street photography is an art photography that features the human condition within public places and does not necessitate the presence of a street or even the urban environment. The subject of the photograph might be absent of people and can be object or environment where the image projects a decidedly human character in facsimile or aesthetic.

Also do check out this website, "Street Photographers - The art of street photography".

I heart Woodlands Regional Library

...because they really put efforts to make the library appealing. See, this picture is taken today from the 2nd level which belongs to otherwise boring Reference section. Heh.

The genius of NYP SIDM

I have just visited Woodlands Regional Library & impressed of the artsy artwork featured by the students of Nanyang Polytechnic School of Interactive & Digital Media (SIDM).

The followings are the wonderful arts by Cheryl, Nicole Chan & Lai Hui Li. I especially like the last one, nicely titled "My Grandma is a Zombie". Heh.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: Noteworthy & Mentionable, really!!

Having already checked out the promising clip, "Official Trailer - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)", I am so looking forward of the movie. Heh. "Life's about courage...and going into the unknown.". Well, what a reminder. Heh.

From Wikipedia:
"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (1939) is a short story by James Thurber. The most famous of Thurber's stories, it first appeared in The New Yorker on March 18, 1939, and was first collected in his book My World and Welcome to It (Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1942). It has since been reprinted in James Thurber: Writings and Drawings (The Library of America, 1996, ISBN 1-883011-22-1), and is one of the most frequently anthologized short stories in American literature. The story is considered one of Thurber's "acknowledged masterpieces". It was made into a 1947 movie of the same name, with Danny Kaye in the title role, though the movie is very different from the original story.

What catches my attention is also the song played during the trailer. Tribeca in the article "New 'Secret Life of Walter Mitty' Trailer Features a Song By Jose Gonzalez and St. Vincent" has this to say:

There's always so much to unpack about a movie trailer: the stars, the plot, how much of the plot is being totally given away. But in many cases, the part of the trailer that sticks with you the longest is the music. Be it a pop song or a piece or orchestral score, it's the music that most often makes a trailer.

This Week's Trailer: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, specifically the second, full-length trailer, after the very buzzy and successful first trailer. We talked about that one here, and about the Of Monsters and Men song “Dirty Paws” that felt like such a perfect fit for a story of globe-hopping wish-fulfillment.

Here's the full-length song, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - Trailer Song: DIRTY PAWS by Of Monsters And Men".


WORLD ORDER "Welcome to TOKYO" has easily gathered 1,491,868 views since the video was uploaded in YouTube on 6 Oct 2013.

About the band:
World Order is a Japanese band formed by Genki Sudo following his retirement from Mixed Martial Arts. The band is best known for their song "Machine Civilization". This song was produced in response to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[1]

World Order has produced two albums, World Order and 2012. Many of their videos show the band performing choreographed robotic dance in public places.

Source: Wikipedia.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Photo Galores from 2013 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX (yes, yes...a belated post, alright!!)

Oh, and this one is itself kind of a follow up to this previous post, "Exclusive behind-the-scene tour photos of 2013 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX". A lot of photos. You're already warned. Heh.